We are committed to providing an environment which encourages all students to maximise their potential. We value the individuality of every child and acknowledge the importance of helping every student recognise the extent of their own capabilities.
At Key Stage 3 all students study Maths, English, Science, Design Technology (Resistant Materials and Food Technology), Geography, History, Art, Citizenship, French RE, ICT, PE, Music and Drama. In each year group we create a ‘fast track’ cohort who are accelerated through the curriculum.
An important element of both the Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum is the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) which is taught by specialist staff across each year group.
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum has changed considerably over the last few years with the express aim of providing increased personalisation for all students.
There are different pathways allowing students to follow academic, vocational and occupational routes. The relationship we enjoy with Boston College of FE has enabled us to widen choice and a key principle of curriculum planning in KS4 is that all pupils should have the option to follow a vocational option at an appropriate level.
We have introduced BTEC qualifications in Performing Arts, Sports Studies, ICT and Engineering and Vocational Studies. There is the opportunity to gain a short GCSE in both RE and ICT for some students.
Some students gain accreditation through the Employability Graduation Award (EGA) whilst still being able to secure 5 GCSEs including Mathematics and English. In a fast changing 11-19 curriculum landscape Thomas Middlecott has been at the forefront of curriculum development through its piloting of functional skills in ICT and its embracing of the diploma agenda in collaboration with partners in the Boston 14-19 cluster.
As a result of our successful gateway submission we are taking a lead role in delivering the Creative and Media diploma (L1 & L2) further supporting and strengthening the second subject area of our sports college submission in drama/expressive arts. From September 2010 we have also offered the Sport Diploma.